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Montego Bay, Jamaica Sets Pandemic Tourism Record

 Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay has set a new record for tourism arrivals in a single day since the onset of the pandemic.  Last Saturday, the island welcomed 7,000 passengers to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, the most in …

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From Jamaica to Puerto Rico, 9 Secret Treehouse Hotels to Visit

 It’s another universe of the Caribbean: high up in the rainforest, surrounded by natural wonders, the only sounds shaking leaves and singing tree frogs. These are the Caribbean’s ethereal treehouse hotels, secret places to stay far off the tourist map …

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A New James Bond Trail in Jamaica

 Jamaica has been essential to the world of James Bond since Ian Fleming first wrote the Bond novels at his Goldeneye estate on the island.  And now, following the island’s major role in “No Time to Die,” Jamaica is looking …

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hidden beaches

 Some are in far- off, remote islands that are secrets unto themselves. Others are in well-traveled destinations but still a bit off the beaten path. Some, well, require a little extra digging.  But isn’t that what traveling to the Caribbean …

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 Bob used to come here in the 1970s.  So did the Rolling Stones.  There’s music all over the place — The Harder They Come posters on the walls; the tributes to the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown. And every room …

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 A major new resort project has broken ground in Jamaica. All-inclusive brand Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on the Excellence Oyster Bay adults-only resort. The $110 million project is slated to debut in the first half …

All the best beaches in Jamaica.

 Many of the best beaches in Jamaica are either totally hidden or private, tucked away for a special few. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some of the island’s best beaches for yourself,  too. Because while Jamaica is known …

 The island of Jamaica has set out on an ambitious green energy plan in the last few years, and it seems things are ahead of schedule. Jamaica had planned to achieve 30 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources …

Best Luxury Hotels in Jamaica

 Splurging on a trip to Jamaica? Whether you’re celebrating something special or just the seeking a rarefied retreat, the land of wood and water offers plenty of high-end hotels where you can combine luxury and languor. Here are the top …

 The Jamaican tourist hub of Ocho Rios is getting a major infrastructure upgrade, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The town will see around $2.21 million USD in infrastructural developments, including the construction of a boardwalk from the Ocho Rios …

Global Conference on Tourism Development

 Jamaica is set to host a major conference by the United Nations World Tourism Organization next year. The country will be the host of the first-ever UNWTO Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed …

 Jamaica is open for business. The Jamaica Tourist Board has reported that tourism business on the island is carrying on as usual after Hurricane Matthew passed it earlier this morning. While a band of heavy showers that fell on Sunday caused …

All-Inclusive Vacations

 If you are heading to the Caribbean for all-inclusive vacations, we’re here to help. It’s the perfect marriage of romance and convenience, of luxury and comfort. So if you need to get away with your favorite travel companions, this is …

Jamaica Integrated Resort

 Jamaica’s major new integrated resort project is slated to begin development in the beginning of 2017, government officials said this week. An integrated resort means a property with a hotel and casino component and a minimum of 2,000 hotel rooms. …

Sunset in Jamaica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Laura MacLennan, who sent in this superb shot of sunset from the RIU Palace in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photograph in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

Adults-Only Jamaica

 There’s a new Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel: Mangos. in the village of Coopers Pen, Trelawny, on the island’s northwest coast. The newly-rebranded Mangos Jamaica is a family-run adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, with a tennis court, a swimming pool (with swim-up bar), …

  The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this beautiful shot of the iconic palm trees at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

Trelawny

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joann Jagla, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset at Silver Sands in Trelawny, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …